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Non-convulsive status epilepticus can manifest with sustained or repeating complex partial seizures with a change in mental status, or simply as a focal seizure with limited physical signs but without alteration of consciousness.

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Q: What are the features of non-convulsive status epilepticus?
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What are the different types of status epilepticus?

There are two types which are convulsive and nonconvulsive.

What is status epilepticus?

Status epilepticus is a term describing a state of continuous seizure activity.

Why is it important to respond urgently to status epilepticus?

It is crucial to respond urgently to status epilepticus because the longer the seizures continue the more difficult they are to stop.

What causes status epilepticus?

The exact pathophysiology of why a seizure evolves into status is complex and not fully understood. However, status epilepticus has many causes, some of which are the same as causes of seizures in general.

What is the drug of choice in treating status epilepticus?


What medications are used to treat epilepticus?

Status epilepticus requires emergency treatment, usually with Valium (Ativan), Dilantin, or Barbita.

Nursing Case studies on Status epilepticus?

Continuous seizure

What is a life threatning emergency that involves the whole cortex?

status epilepticus

Can diazepam medicine use in febirle convulsions?

diazepam is an anti epileptic drug... its the drug of choice for status epilepticus. but before taking it,consult your doctor.

Can seizures or fits kill people?

Not usually, unless the seizure happens in a dangerous place such as on a road or if the patient falls into a river. Bit there is a condition called "status epilepticus" which can kill someone or cause brain damage. Status Epilepticus is diagnosed when the patient has been having continual fits for more than 10 minutes. This is a medical emergency, and an ambulance must be called.

What is epilepticus?

epilepticus, a life-threatening condition characterized by continuous seizures, sustained loss of consciousness, and respiratory distress

Is Status epilepticus an emergency?

yes, status epilepticus is a medical emergency, and you can treat it either by:drug of choice - diazepam, or lorazepam (given intravenously)phenytoin / fosphenytoin (given intravenously)phenobarbitone (given intravenously)these treatments are given as urgent, vigorous, IV and in-patient treatment.But, in severe refractory state, you might also have to give general anesthesia and neuromuscular blockers (curarine derivatives: tubocurarine, succinylcholine)

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